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Reaction to Confederate Flag Removal

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
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It was a historic day in South Carolina as Governor Haley signed the bill into law that will remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. Palmetto Scene was there, interviewing South Carolinians and lawmakers about the historic day.

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports . After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen...

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Andrea Esselman
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With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical...

On Third Reading, the S.C. Senate Has Voted to Remove the Confederate Flag

July 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
Confederate Flag

On third reading, the South Carolina Senate has voted 36-3 in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. On Monday, the South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 in favor, CBS News reports . According to a report from the Huffington Post, Senator Vincent...

Remembering the Charleston Church Victims

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
Charleston Nine

Almost two weeks later, funerals have been planned and held for the nine victims of the shooting at Emanuel A.M..E Church in Charleston, South Carolina. A CNN report provides a closer look at the nine people lost that Wednesday night. CYNTHIA HURD Cynthia Hurd, 54, worked...

Haley Issues Budget Vetoes

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
State House

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference late this morning to unveil her vetoes of this year's appropriations bill. She issued 87 line item vetoes, but said she was happy that the "legislature is putting more thought into our executive budget, and we are grateful for...

Charleston Shootings: Full Interview with Rev. Joseph Darby

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Joe Darby

Palmetto Scene sat down with Rev. Joseph Darby, First Vice President of the Charleston NAACP, to talk about the many issues facing South Carolina in the wake of last weeks shooting. Rev. Darby touches on the tragic events, as well as racial issues, as a whole in the state,...

Charleston Pour House Benefit Raises Over $30,000 for Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Pour House

The spirit was palpable and thriving in The Charleston Pour House on Tuesday, June 23 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Benefit, “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart”, a reference to a line in the well-known tune “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead. Over 80...

Charleston Finding a Way to Heal

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Charleston

As Charleston moves forward after last week's tragic shooting of nine members of a historically black church, Palmetto Scene sat down with two prominent leaders in the city to talk about the process of forgiveness and healing. Mayor Joe Riley has served as Mayor of...

Charleston Shootings: The Full Interview with Mayor Riley

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Mayor Riley

A week after the church shooting that left nine church members dead, Mayor Joe Riley sat down with Palmetto Scene to talk about how his city is moving forward and finding healing. He said the greatest thing that his city was doing was showing love to each other. Love, he...

Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Funeral services have been set across the state of South Carolina for the Charleston A.M.E. Church shooting victims. A report from ABC News provided the details below: CLEMENTA PINCKNEY Two public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

June 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Amazon

Some of America’s biggest retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and Sears have decided to stop selling merchandise tied to the Confederate flag. The debate regarding the use of the Confederate flag has been intensifying over the last couple of days. On Monday, South...

A Man of the People, Senator Clementa Pinckney

June 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Yolian Ortiz
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Nine Victims in Charleston. An event that has drastically changed South Carolina and put certain symbols and politics in the forefront. Among the nine was a man who strived for change and equality, Senator Clementa Pinckney. If he had survived, he would have made sure that...

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

June 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
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Several people protested in front of the South Carolina State House yesterday, June 23, asking for the removal of the Confederate battle flag. Senators and leaders, including Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined the push to remove the flag. “Take it down now,” said...

Charleston Meets in the Middle

June 22, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Charleston

On Sunday evening, after a prayer service outside Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, people gathered at each end of the famous Charleston bridge. Walking together in unity, marchers met in the middle of the bridge, to hold hands and remember the nine who lost their lives in the...

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